Retaking Musa Qala
The battle for the Taliban stronghold of Musa Qala was officially launched on December 7 2007. Apache helicopters provide
air cover as NATO Chinooks insert men and equipment. Afghan National Army and international troops pushed to the edge
of the town at the opening of the battle. A battalion from the 82nd Airborne Division conducted an air assault on the outskirts
of the city, while a brigade 2nd Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment, and the Scots Guards pushed forward in columns.